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Letter: Waive limitations statute

Bill Cosby performs during a show at the

Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Florida, on Nov. 21, 2014. Credit: AP / Phelan M. Ebenhack

Allegations by two more women that Bill Cosby drugged and assaulted them, bringing the total of his accusers to nearly 50, show that it's time to render the statute of limitations obsolete on serious crimes ["2 more Cosby accusers come forward," News, Aug. 21].

No amount of time can change, let alone erase, the heinous crimes that were committed. Cosby and others accused like him should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, regardless of the amount of time that has passed. Sentences should be increased to include all the years suspects got away without being held accountable.

Statutes of limitations only protect the perpetrators. Society should protect the victims, especially the most vulnerable.

Irene Majcher, East Meadow